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Student Aid: Will Many Low-Income Students Be Left Out?

Student Aid: Will Many Low-Income Students Be Left Out?

Student aid: Will many low-income students be left out?
Harvard graduates celebrate at commencement on June 7, 2007. In December the university cut education costs by up to 50 percent for families that earn $120,000 to $180,000; tuition is waived for students from families earning under $60,000. Meanwhile, as merit-based scholarships replace need-based aid across the country, many low-income and minority students are finding it hard to finance their college dreams.

Each month, Lucia DiPoi, a 24-year-old graduate of Tufts University in Boston, pays $900 toward her college debt — $65,000 in private loans, $19,000 in federal loans.

The first in her family to attend college, DiPoi blames some of her plight on her lack of financial knowledge. When ...

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